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A student of Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh, giving mask to an underprivileged child.

Punjab school events: NSS volunteers distribute masks among needy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:42 PM IST
The volunteers, while maintaining social distance, informed the general public about the need to keep their surroundings clean.
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Mask became a necessity in Covid times, one that had to be worn at all times in public places. A look at how it transitioned from a daily necessity to a fashion statement for residents of Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)
Mask became a necessity in Covid times, one that had to be worn at all times in public places. A look at how it transitioned from a daily necessity to a fashion statement for residents of Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)

2020 Life in Mask: One for the market, one for the Metro, and one for the wedding down the lane

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:35 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic made masks compulsory for everyone. From becoming a daily necessity to upgrading itself into a fashion statement, here’s all that a mask has been in the year 2020.
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According to the findings published in the journal Scientific Reports, during the pandemic, the identification of people wearing masks has often presented a unique challenge.(Pixabay)
According to the findings published in the journal Scientific Reports, during the pandemic, the identification of people wearing masks has often presented a unique challenge.(Pixabay)

Study reveals how masks disrupt facial perception

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Beer-Sheva [Israel]
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 11:09 AM IST
A new study suggests that it may be difficult to recognize familiar faces when people wear surgical masks to help them protect against Covid-19.
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Researchers evaluate how masks disrupt facial perception

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Beer-Sheva, Israel
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:01 PM IST
The identification of people wearing masks has often presented a unique challenge during the pandemic.
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A sex worker at her residence in the red light area at Budhwar Peth on Friday. The area houses around 3,000 sex workers earning their livelihood.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
A sex worker at her residence in the red light area at Budhwar Peth on Friday. The area houses around 3,000 sex workers earning their livelihood.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

SOPs like phone sex, masks fail to attract clients in Budhwar peth red-light area

By Tanmayee Parti | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Budhwar peth houses around 3,000 sex workers earning their livelihood at the 700 small and big brothels
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The curbs, which shall be reviewed on December 15, also restrict the opening timings of all hotels, restaurants and marriage palaces till 9.30pm, while the decision on closing liquor vends will be taken at the deputy commissioner level.(HT file photo)
The curbs, which shall be reviewed on December 15, also restrict the opening timings of all hotels, restaurants and marriage palaces till 9.30pm, while the decision on closing liquor vends will be taken at the deputy commissioner level.(HT file photo)

Night curfew back in Punjab, fine for not wearing masks doubled to 1,000 from today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 11:44 AM IST
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had announced the fresh curbs after a Covid review meeting, warning people against letting their guard down amid the grim situation in Delhi-NCR, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana and fears of a second wave in state.
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Shimla district police personnel challaning tourists for not wearing masks in public places.(HT File Photo)
Shimla district police personnel challaning tourists for not wearing masks in public places.(HT File Photo)

Now, 8-day jail, 5K fine for stepping out without mask in Himachal’s Kangra

By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Himachal logged 931 new cases, taking the state’s tally to 37,497
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Hotels in Delhi-NCR have found innovative ways to continue the tradition of cake-mixing including live streaming for guests and sanitisation of kitchens.
Hotels in Delhi-NCR have found innovative ways to continue the tradition of cake-mixing including live streaming for guests and sanitisation of kitchens.

Cake mixing ceremonies 2020: Sanitised kitchens, virtual streaming, mask on

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:58 PM IST
As most hotels in Delhi-NCR chose not to conduct cake-mixing ceremonies this year, a select few have come up with innovative solutions to maintain social distancing.
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Artist Jorge Silva Roriz paints a customized protective mask looking at man's photo on his phone.(REUTERS)
Artist Jorge Silva Roriz paints a customized protective mask looking at man's photo on his phone.(REUTERS)

This artist in Brazil paints people’s faces on protective masks. See pics

By Reuters | RIO DE JANEIRO
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:30 AM IST
The masks have become popular with people who don’t want to hide their face during the pandemic but are keen to protect themselves against the virus.
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The image shows a Dugra idol.(Twitter/@ANI)
The image shows a Dugra idol.(Twitter/@ANI)

Durga idol to have silver mask to create awareness in Birbhum, West Bengal

By Asian News International | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Birbhum
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 09:47 AM IST
Durga Pooja committee in Birbhum is organising pooja for the last 33 years and this year they decided to come up with this unique theme.
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The image has now gone all kinds of viral online.(Instagram/@dr.samercheaib)
The image has now gone all kinds of viral online.(Instagram/@dr.samercheaib)

Newborn baby pulls doctor’s mask, viral pic turns into symbol of hope for many

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 09:22 PM IST
We all want sign are we going to take off the mask soon,” UAE based doctor Samer Cheaib wrote while sharing the image.
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The image shows the face scanner.(Twitter/@NaillHarbison)
The image shows the face scanner.(Twitter/@NaillHarbison)

Automatic door opens only for those wearing mask. Watch viral video

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 08:11 AM IST
“Totally agree. With no mask, no entry,” wrote a Twitter user while commenting on the video.
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The photo shows the post done by the Red Cross.(Twitter@ICRC)
The photo shows the post done by the Red Cross.(Twitter@ICRC)

Red Cross shares PSA from 1918. Guess the similarity it has with 2020

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 06:31 PM IST
The PSA then details how by wearing a mask people not only save themselves but also their children and neighbours.
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The gold was hidden behind the exhalation valve of a N-95 mask that the passenger was wearing.(https://twitter.com/ccphqrskochi/status/1310942274239553544?s=08)
The gold was hidden behind the exhalation valve of a N-95 mask that the passenger was wearing.(https://twitter.com/ccphqrskochi/status/1310942274239553544?s=08)

Passenger from UAE held in Kerala for smuggling gold in mask

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Timdes, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:08 PM IST
The passenger was about to exit the airport when an officer stopped him after noticing that the mask he was wearing was sagging at one side and he was frequently adjusting it.
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“Besides strictness, awareness is also necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Jodhpur district collector.(Representational Image)
“Besides strictness, awareness is also necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Jodhpur district collector.(Representational Image)

‘No mask - no service’ campaign launched in Jodhpur to create awareness

By Asian News International | Posted by: Amrita Kohli | Jodhpur, Rajasthan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Posters encouraging people to wear masks were pasted on vehicles as part of the campaign.
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This Twitter thread is hilarious.(Twitter/@mia_mfa)
This Twitter thread is hilarious.(Twitter/@mia_mfa)

Have you ever seen a ‘horse’ shopping or sliding? These videos will show you

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 07:32 PM IST
This is what it’s like to make the most out of a silly prank.
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On Tuesday, 60 persons were challaned for not wearing masks and Rs 30,000 collected from them.(HT PHOTO/For representation only)
On Tuesday, 60 persons were challaned for not wearing masks and Rs 30,000 collected from them.(HT PHOTO/For representation only)

Over 10,600 people in Mohali fined 49 lakh for not wearing masks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Penalties also slapped on those who jumped home quarantine, violated social distancing norms or spat in public places
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Uttarakhand has so far reported 40,963 Covid-19 cases and death of 491 such patients. (HT Photo)
Uttarakhand has so far reported 40,963 Covid-19 cases and death of 491 such patients. (HT Photo)

Since 1st lockdown, 3 lakh booked for going mask-free in Uttarakhand

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The data revealed that among the total people booked and challaned for not wearing masks, maximum 1.15 lakh were from Dehradun district.
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New York Fashion Week: Spring 2021 collection highlights quarantine fashion(Twitter/nyfw)
New York Fashion Week: Spring 2021 collection highlights quarantine fashion(Twitter/nyfw)

New York Fashion Week: Spring 2021 show comes to an end with models in masks, social distancing and voting as trends

By Reuters by Alicia Powell | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New York
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:29 AM IST
New York Fashion Week: Designers flaunts Spring 2021 collection during the five-day parade with masks, social distancing and voting as the key themes of quarantine fashion show
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, wears a mask in honor of Breonna Taylor as she celebrates after defeating Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships.(AP)
Naomi Osaka, of Japan, wears a mask in honor of Breonna Taylor as she celebrates after defeating Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships.(AP)

Ahmaud Arbery to George Floyd - A look at all the masks of Naomi Osaka at U.S. Open

By Reuters | NEW YORK
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:18 AM IST
U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka wore a different face mask for each of her matches at Flushing Meadows this year. They each carried the name of a Black American and aimed to highlight racial injustice in the United States to a wider audience:
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Pope Francis puts on a protective face mask as he enters the car after holding the weekly general audience, at the Vatican(REUTERS)
Pope Francis puts on a protective face mask as he enters the car after holding the weekly general audience, at the Vatican(REUTERS)

Pope uses mask, sanitiser as he appeals for public health

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Vatican City
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Francis took off the mask as his car pulled into the San Damaso courtyard inside the Apostolic Palace, where last week he resumed his weekly public audiences after a nearly six-month Covid-19 shutdown.
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In times of coronavirus, to partake of the neighbourhood pujas or sadhyas or not is the million-modak question.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In times of coronavirus, to partake of the neighbourhood pujas or sadhyas or not is the million-modak question.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Witerati: Much ado about modaks, masks & muted Onam sadhyas

By Chetna Keer | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 02:22 AM IST
Come Corona’s season of Onam and Ganeshotsav, and the dilemma driving denizens is -- to do or not to do neighbourhood jollifications
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Besides mask use, children must keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Besides mask use, children must keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Spain makes masks mandatory for school children over six years

By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Madrid
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:48 AM IST
With Spain registering the highest prevalence of the coronavirus in western Europe and diagnosing thousands of new cases every day, there had been speculation the new term might be postponed in the worst-affected areas.
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Passengers, who refuse to wear masks willingly, putting others in danger, will invite strict actions like being put on the no-fly list.(HT Photo)
Passengers, who refuse to wear masks willingly, putting others in danger, will invite strict actions like being put on the no-fly list.(HT Photo)

Not wearing a mask can put flyers on no-fly list, says DGCA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:07 AM IST
The period for which a flyer would be barred would depend on assessment by the cabin crew
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The image shows the humanoid robot named Zafira.(Twitter/ANI)
The image shows the humanoid robot named Zafira.(Twitter/ANI)

Robot ‘Zafira’ scans customers for masks, offers sanitiser at store in Tamil Nadu

By Asian News International Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Tiruchirappalli
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:16 AM IST
Named ‘Zafira’, the robot equipped with artificial intelligence monitors customers to ensure they follow social distancing and wear masks.
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Google came up with a peppy and catchy mask song.(Instagram/Google)
Google came up with a peppy and catchy mask song.(Instagram/Google)

Google’s mask song is catchy and creative. Heard it yet?

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 08:24 AM IST
Taking to Instagram, Google shared a video which reminds people to wear a mask and that too in a musical way.
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This image was shared by Pune Police on August 24.(Instagram/@punepolicecity)
This image was shared by Pune Police on August 24.(Instagram/@punepolicecity)

‘Find the difference,’ reads Pune Police’s latest post shedding light on mask-wearing etiquette

By Sanya Budhiraja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Pune Police shared the post on Instagram and Twitter
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The potential impact on learning and psycho-social development, and the interactions the child has with people at high risk of developing serious illness, should also play a role. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The potential impact on learning and psycho-social development, and the interactions the child has with people at high risk of developing serious illness, should also play a role. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19 pandemic: WHO urges children aged 12 and over to wear masks like adults

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:43 PM IST
In a document on the WHO website dated August 21, WHO and UNICEF said that children aged 12 and above should particularly wear a mask when a one-metre distance from others cannot be guaranteed and there is widespread transmission in the area.
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Maharashtra Police shared this image along with their tweet.(Twitter/Maharashtra Police)
Maharashtra Police shared this image along with their tweet.(Twitter/Maharashtra Police)

Maharashtra Police shares an image of childhood game to drive home important message about wearing masks

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 08:52 AM IST
Taking to Twitter, they shared an image of a childhood game called Tippy Tippy Top.
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The image shows a professor named Steve Butler wearing a mask.(YouTube/@Professor Butler)
The image shows a professor named Steve Butler wearing a mask.(YouTube/@Professor Butler)

Professor Steve Butler tries on a mask with half of his face printed on it, his reaction is priceless. Watch

By Sanya Budhiraja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 06:50 PM IST
“This is just what I needed to cure my blues. Steve is such a gem,” read one comment under the post.
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